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Why are the leaves on my skimmia turning yellow?
Last Updated: 21st May, 2021
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Also, can yellow leaves turn green again?
Diagnosis: If the leaves are turning yellow — almost jaundice-looking — and the center stalk is turning brown and getting a little soft, chances are you might be overwatering your plant. Lastly, remove yellow leaves, as they will not turn vibrant green again — and don't worry, it's all for the best.
Beside above, what's eating my skimmia leaves? The citrus red mites feed on lush young leaves as well as fruit, leaving Skimmia leaves with brown edges, yellowing, and most commonly a pale stippling that in severe infestations, which can lead to necrosis, causing death to leaves and twigs. Skimmias won't usually die from an infrestation.
Likewise, what do you feed a skimmia?
Feed every spring with a balanced granular plant food. Those suitable for camellias and rhododendrons are a good choice, especially in alkaline soils. Mulch around plants in spring with a 5-7.5cm (2-3in) thick layer of organic matter, such as compost, composted bark or well-rotted manure.
How do you care for a skimmia plant?
It's ideal for growing in an autumn or winter container display or using to fill gaps in the border. For best results grow Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Trim plants after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.